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Hannah Rials
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Short Story v. Novel
For all of you future collegiate minds who will choose creative writing as a major, know that for a majority of your education, you will learn to write short stories. 99% of the classes are short fiction based, which is great! I've always written short fict...

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Father's Day
My father's day post is delayed. BUT. I haven't technically celebrated Father's Day yet seeing as how my dear dad was returning home from a ten day business trip to China. Let's just say he was not in the celebrating mood after that entirely too long flight...

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May Book Round Up
Yes, I'm a few days late, but I'm just going to use Book Expo as an excuse... 1. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (The Diviners Book 2) "For dreams too, are ghosts, desires chased in sleep, gone by morning."      I don't believe I was doing Book Round ups when ...

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Most Surreal Moment of My Life
I promised a blog post about about my surreal experience with Stephen Chbosky (author, screenwriter, and director of Perks of Being a Wallflower ) and RJ Palacio (author of Wonder ), so here we go. Strap in. After a wonderful, long last day of Book Expo, my...

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April Book Round Up
Oops, it's already May! Sorry!! Though to be honest, these past two days have been colder in East TN than they were in November! So, as you saw in my previous post, the month of April has been rather INSANE! No exaggeration. This means that a lot of persona...

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Teacher Appreciation Week
If you didn't know that it's teacher appreciation week already, then you've been living under a rock. And if you haven't thanked your teachers yet, well, that's just rude. Time to pony up and give a big thank you...like I'm doing right now. School was not m...

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What Have I Been Doing?
Wow, I just realized how long it has been since I've written on here. Maybe you didn't miss me, but I missed being on here! Let me tell you, April has maybe been the craziest month of my life this far! I'll just give a quick recap. WEEKEND NO. 1 I had the p...

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March Book Round Up
1. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera         "He broke me in a way everyone should be lucky to be cracked open at least once."      I can't explain to you how beautiful this book was--told alternative from the past to the present, the story of a bo...

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Breaking Down Barriers: Middle Grade Fiction Panel
This past Saturday, my all-majors creative writing club Chattanooga Writer's Society, organized middle grade fiction panel with the amazing authors Brooks Benjamin and Andrew Maraniss. These two men have written fantastic books both dealing with social stig...

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It Takes a Village
I'm not talking about raising a child, though that is true, yes. What I'm saying is--it takes a village to publish a book. A lot people give full credit to the author, and while I smile and say, "Thank you!" I always think about how I wouldn't be here today...
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